St. Helier Hospital ICU opens ahead of schedule

27th April 2020

Completed ahead of schedule: St. Helier care unit

ITC are delighted to announce the C2 Intensive Care unit at St. Helier hospital has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule. With the ICU fully operational, the NHS are able to care for more Incoming patients with COVID-19.

Urgent response

Works begun on the C2 ward on the 21st October 2019, with a final completion date set for 29th May 2020. However, as a result of the ongoing pandemic in the UK, the need to complete the St. Helier care unit has intensified greatly over recent weeks. To address this challenge and make the intensive care unit available to patients as soon as possible, our team have been working tirelessly through the night and across weekends. The team were also faced with the new challenge of social distancing, which required careful co-ordination of works around the ward. Essential commissioning works that would normally take three to fours weeks, were fast tracked enabling them to be completed within two weeks.

Incoming patients

Completed on the 24th April 2020 (five weeks ahead of deadline), the finished intensive care unit includes five beds and three isolation rooms that can be used to treat patients with COVID-19 and help save lives. The successful early completion of the St. Helier ICU represents a fantastic collaborative achievement from all parties involved. ITC are immensely proud to have been able to support the NHS in the fight against the nationwide pandemic.

Nick Conway, Managing Director:

“I am so proud of what our team has achieved in such a short period of time. They have overcome so many challenges, including social distancing and restricted access to ensure the ICU could be opened as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone involved, by completing the new care unit five weeks ahead of schedule, the NHS are better equipped to continue their fantastic work. Everyone at ITC is delighted to be able to support the NHS in the nations fight against the COVID-19 pandemic